The first, from 2008. Peggy Joseph believed that Obama’s immaculation would ensure that she would not need to worry about paying her mortgage.
And the second, from today. Demand for Section 8 housing vouchers causes a minor stampede in Dallas.
People lined up Thursday morning to apply for Dallas County Section 8 housing vouchers. Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Kim Leach estimated the crowd at about 5,000.
The office at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex wasn’t supposed to open until 8 a.m., but some applicants started lining up at 10 o’clock Wednesday night.
Police kept people off school district property until the gates opened at 6 a.m. That resulted in a long string of cars lined up on the streets.
Doors were opened early.
Hundreds of people rushed the line, causing moments of unruliness.
“I started running and I slipped and fell,” said applicant Jordan Spivey, who suffered cuts and scrapes as she was caught up in the crowd. But she said she feels lucky that she wasn’t trampled.
“It was a madhouse,” said applicant Ada McKinsey, who was injured as the crowd closed in around the door. “People pushing, fighting.”